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Safety of Homeopathic Use

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With regard to unexpected side effects (adverse drug effects) it is necessary to distinguish between the ones which are characteristic to homeopathy and even intended and the known pharmacological-toxic effects of (otherwise appropriate) medicines.

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von Ammon, K., Thurneysen, A. (2011). Safety of Homeopathic Use. In: Bornhöft, G., Matthiessen, P.F. (eds) Homeopathy in Healthcare – Effectiveness, Appropriateness, Safety, Costs. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20638-2_11

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